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686,000 people sought help with Thriveworks in the last year

Discover how starting therapy with a psychologists can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Good news! We have 115 therapists in Virginia available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Treatment With a Psychologist

What are psychologists?

Psychologists are mental health professionals that provide psychotherapy services and diagnoses for their clients. They have more research-focused training than most therapists, as they are more medically educated and receive a more general education about therapeutic approaches and theory.

How do psychologists work?

Thriveworks psychologists in Richmond, VA provide standard psychotherapy services, tailoring treatment to each client and their unique concerns. However, they can also provide diagnoses to clients when appropriate, something that therapists and counselors cannot do. Finally, in some states in the U.S., they are allowed to prescribe medication.

Can I see a psychologist in person or online?

How long would I see a psychologist?

Psychological treatment at Thriveworks Richmond is very individualized and specific to each client, which means that the duration of treatment is often varied depending on a client’s condition or disorder, the state of their symptoms, and their specific goals.

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Work with a Psychologist in Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom)

As you can see from the example above, psychologists can help you manage mental illnesses like depression. But their help doesn’t stop here. They can also help you grieve the loss of a loved one; resolve conflicts with friends and family members; manage stress; process difficult emotions; and so much more.

They have dedicated years to acquiring the appropriate skills, experience, and level of training it takes to help you live a better life. The psychologists at Thriveworks in Richmond (Shockoe Bottom) want to go on this journey with you.

To schedule an appointment with a Thriveworks psychologist at our Richmond office, give us a call at (804) 980-7242.

Can Working with a Psychologist Benefit Me?

The Thriveworks team believes that every single one of us can benefit from working with a mental health professional. We might not like to ask for help, but when we do, we reap many benefits. The psychologists at Thriveworks Richmond would love the chance to make a major difference in your life. To delve into what we touched on above, they can help you to…

  • Find happiness and success at work: Our Thriveworks psychologists in Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom) can guide you in finding happiness and greater success at your job. This process might involve learning new stress management techniques, exploring careers that you are interested in, or simply making your situation at your current workplace better. We spend the majority of our lives at work, which means we need to make sure we are satisfied at our jobs! This plays a major role in our overall health and wellbeing.
  • Feel personally fulfilled: Our psychologists can also help you find personal fulfillment, in addition to professional fulfillment. We can find personal fulfillment in our relationships, at work, in helping others, and in beloved activities. If you are lacking in this area, your Thriveworks psychologist can help you find that meaning and purpose in life. Just as happiness and success at work is important, so is finding personal fulfillment.
  • Keep up with your mental health: Finally, but perhaps most importantly, your psychologist can help with general mental health upkeep and maintenance. They can help you through any mental health challenges that are proving to have a negative impact on you, such as the loss of a loved one, a breakup, a mental illness, and so on. If you are struggling, your psychologist wants to hear about it. They’re here to help you however they can.

Your Thriveworks psychologist will listen to your needs and your goals. And they will use your identified needs and goals to best structure your treatment.

Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks Richmond (Shockoe Bottom)

Thriveworks Counseling in Richmond (Shockoe Bottom) has appointments available. If you think that you could benefit from working with one of our psychologists or other mental health professionals, give our office a call at (804) 980-7242.

We do our best to accommodate all of our clients’ scheduling needs, which is why we have flexible scheduling options: these options include evening and weekend sessions as well as online counseling opportunities. Call us today to book yours!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Richmond therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Richmond
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
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I had reached out to several therapists to find one that would fit. My therapist Noel, reached out and explained on what methods she uses to help with certain issues. She is a great fit for me and I am looking forward with working with her.
Read more I had reached out to several therapists to find one that would fit. My therapist Noel, reached out and explained on what methods she uses to help with certain issues. She is a great fit for me and I am looking forward with working with her.
Lynn Feb 2024
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★★★★★
She is absolutely the best and she makes my life so much better thank you very much!
Robert Jan 2024
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Ms Gooden is an excellent clinician, always very helpful and punctual. The office staff are always helpful and professional. I will recommend them to my family and friends
Read more Ms Gooden is an excellent clinician, always very helpful and punctual. The office staff are always helpful and professional. I will recommend them to my family and friends
Maria Jan 2024
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★★★★★
My husband and I are very pleased with our therapist, and she's not only Christian, but she is also knowledgeable, honest, direct, and committed to assist us in any way she possible can. She's introduced us to written and verbal exercises that have helped us better understand each other and ourselves. I whole Heartly recommend her and Thrivesworks.
Read more My husband and I are very pleased with our therapist, and she's not only Christian, but she is also knowledgeable, honest, direct, and committed to assist us in any way she possible can. She's introduced us to written and verbal exercises that have helped us better understand each other and ourselves. I whole Heartly recommend her and Thrivesworks.
Maria Dec 2023
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★★★★★
Natalie is an incredibly compassionate therapist who really takes the time and effort to help you towards healing and recovery. The help and guidance that she has provided for me has changed my life. She is truly great at what she does.
Read more Natalie is an incredibly compassionate therapist who really takes the time and effort to help you towards healing and recovery. The help and guidance that she has provided for me has changed my life. She is truly great at what she does.
Richmond Feb 2022
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Natalie makes me feel comfortable and is easy to talk to. She has helped me work through multiple triggers and highly recommend her if you need a trustworthy therapist.
Read more Natalie makes me feel comfortable and is easy to talk to. She has helped me work through multiple triggers and highly recommend her if you need a trustworthy therapist.
Richmond Feb 2022
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Ms. Shamika Pender has a great love for people and is full of knowledge and wisdom. She has assisted me on many occasions with locating resources for church and family members in need. She is a strong advocate for the community.
Read more Ms. Shamika Pender has a great love for people and is full of knowledge and wisdom. She has assisted me on many occasions with locating resources for church and family members in need. She is a strong advocate for the community.
Richmond Sep 2021
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Shamika Pender is an experienced Clinician who administers services with empathy and professionalism. There is no doubt that she will be an incredible asset to your agency.
Read more Shamika Pender is an experienced Clinician who administers services with empathy and professionalism. There is no doubt that she will be an incredible asset to your agency.
Richmond Sep 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Richmond is conveniently located in Shockoe Bottom at the intersection of N. 19th St. and E. Franklin. We share a building with The Superior Production Exchange and Uni Shippers. Across from us, on the other side of E. Franklin is Shockoe Center.

Phone number

(804) 331-2570

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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